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Old 06-02-2019, 08:57 PM
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When you purchase a lot you sign an agreement to build a house of a minimum value within a year. The minimum depends on lot/area etc... The Villages determines that. The actual cost of the house depends on what you choose to put into it and you will not know that until the design is done.
You have a YEAR to build? Really? Wow. Cool. So do they do 10% down of the price of the lot plus the minimum home value to hold it or what?
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:58 PM
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We had no idea what the house would cost when we put down a deposit to hold the lot.

When we first met with our realtor, he gave us a sheet that had the basic price for every style of house with no options.

After working with our designer, we added about $60K in options.
Any chance you could list the base prices? Or at least the base for an Iris, Lilly, Lantana, Jasmine, and Laurel Oak

Knowing these will change over time of course, but it really helps.
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Any chance you could list the base prices? Or at least the base for an Iris, Lilly, Lantana, Jasmine, and Laurel Oak
When we met with our realtor three years ago, the base price for an Iris was $258K and the Laurel Oak was $286K.

Since the Laurel Oak was only 10% higher than an Iris but had about 20% more living space, we chose the Laurel Oak.

When we met with the designer, we asked her to leave out the desk in the laundry room and the island in the kitchen, and we got a credit for those deletions.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:25 AM
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We met with design on Wednesday and we signed the contract a week later on a Thursday. One day was spent designing our pool. We started out with a Laurel Oak and decided to go with a modified Ivy. The reason I say modified Ivy is because we utilized the size of the fourth bedroom and incorporated storage space with a half bath on the lanai, an enlarged master bedroom with an additional walk-in closet, a butler's pantry, a larger secondary bedroom and more. We wound up with a three-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Ivy. The sky is the limit with the home we never dreamed we would one day own. We will close on our home in August and can't wait for that to happen. The process of design was exhausting for me and without the guidance of our design person our dream home would never have come to be. Traci was amazing!
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We met with design on Wednesday and we signed the contract a week later on a Thursday. One day was spent designing our pool. We started out with a Laurel Oak and decided to go with a modified Ivy. The reason I say modified Ivy is because we utilized the size of the fourth bedroom and incorporated storage space with a half bath on the lanai, an enlarged master bedroom with an additional walk-in closet, a butler's pantry, a larger secondary bedroom and more. We wound up with a three-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Ivy. The sky is the limit with the home we never dreamed we would one day own. We will close on our home in August and can't wait for that to happen. The process of design was exhausting for me and without the guidance of our design person our dream home would never have come to be. Traci was amazing!
Sounds like your hard work paid off in transforming your house into a dream home. Good going.

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We met with design on Wednesday and we signed the contract a week later on a Thursday. One day was spent designing our pool. We started out with a Laurel Oak and decided to go with a modified Ivy. The reason I say modified Ivy is because we utilized the size of the fourth bedroom and incorporated storage space with a half bath on the lanai, an enlarged master bedroom with an additional walk-in closet, a butler's pantry, a larger secondary bedroom and more. We wound up with a three-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Ivy. The sky is the limit with the home we never dreamed we would one day own. We will close on our home in August and can't wait for that to happen. The process of design was exhausting for me and without the guidance of our design person our dream home would never have come to be. Traci was amazing!
Wow, your experience was a lot different than ours. We mainly just chose the options we wanted and did some minor tweaking to the basis floor plan, but it sounds like you actually DESIGNED your house.

We hope you like your new house.
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One day was spent designing our pool. We started out with a Laurel Oak and decided to go with a modified Ivy. The reason I say modified Ivy is because we utilized the size of the fourth bedroom and incorporated storage space with a half bath on the lanai, an enlarged master bedroom with an additional walk-in closet, a butler's pantry, a larger secondary bedroom and more. We wound up with a three-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Ivy


We are going with an Ivy too and also need that under A/C extra storage and have thought about more closet space and another half bath. If we are going to add one thinking a splash pool or cocktail pool nothing too big and all the sales agent could say is a small pool would fit.

Congrats on your dream home sounds terrific!
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:27 AM
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Anyone know the base price for a Mossy Oak?
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Anyone know the base price for a Mossy Oak?
One of or neighbors in Osceola Hills bought a new Mossy Oak last year for $270K. Before their house was built, the lot was on sale for $5K.

I don't know how many upgrades came with the house.
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:27 PM
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You only have 90 days from signing lot contract to design, then about 90 days to build (they give you a closing date at the end of design). You should know the model you want to build BEFORE buying the lot. That way your agent and design team will let you know if your model fits on a specific lot. Initially design said our model would not fit on our lot, but our agent tilted the house slightly and showed it would fit with a golf cart garage and bumping out 2 guest bedrooms. So know the model, golf cart garage, and any bump outs before buying lot. Then your agent can show you lots that will fit what you want. The design is a multi day process that requires about 12 hours or so, depending on how long it takes you to decide. We spent Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning doing most of the work. A few hours on Wednesday looking at finishes we were using in various completed homes. And then Friday looking at final drawings and signing the contract. We probably spent about 10% more than we wanted due to the upgrades we wanted (countertops, flooring, lighting, bump outs and lanai extension).
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